Research and Innovation Office Administrator – Cranfield University

    Cranfield University
    Admin/ Secretarial / PA
    30 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
    £20,152 to £22,462 per annum, pro rata, with additional performance related pay up to £25,834 per annum, pro rata (30 hours per week)
    Job description

    12 month fixed term contract

    As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.

    Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here: Working life at Cranfield.

    Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. To find out more please visit our website:

    The Research and Innovation Office Administrator will support the smooth running of the Research and Innovation Office, providing first class administrative support to ensure efficiency, professionalism, and high standards of customer service, often being the first point of contact for visitors to the office. The Administrator will make recommendations for improvements when necessary to ensure the office operates efficiently.

    The Research and Innovation Office Administrator role is critical in supporting the core business functions of the office offering a flexible ‘pooled resource’ for staff split over the Cranfield and Shrivenham sites.

    You will be educated to A-level standard or equivalent and have experience in an administrative role with a thorough understanding of office systems and processes. With a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages you will have effective organisational and planning skills and comfortable managing a considerable and varied workload. Excellent communication skills with the ability to prioritise a varied workload are essential.

    In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key role supporting the Research and Innovation Office.

    At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential

    Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

    We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.  To find out more, please visit

    For an informal discussion, please contact Michelle Carter, Research Governance and Programme Manager on (T); +44 (0)1234 758029 or (E);

    Closing date: 28/10/2020

    How to apply